Dotty Ormes
Government Information/Instruction Librarian
Subject Areas:
English, Political Science,Shakespeare Studies
Library Committees:
  • Reference/Instruction Team

Regional Committees:

  • Documents Interest Group of Oregon: Secretary
Library 136
Assistant Professor


Dotty Ormes

Selected Presentations:

  • Hispanic Heroes, Border Shenanigans and Dr. Seuss? - Federal Depository Library Annual Conference, Arlington VA. Oct. 19 - 21, 2010.
  • Ugly Duckling to Swan: Government Documents for the Public User - Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, Las Cruces, NM. March 29, 2010.
  • Government Documents Tell a Good Story - Federal Depository Library Annual Conference, Arlington VA. Oct. 18 - 20, 2009.
  • Slaves, Sidekicks and Healers: Women's Stories Collected by the WPA - Soul of a People: Great Depression Road Show, Las Cruces, NM.Apr.4, 2009.
  • Borrowed Bard: Shakespeare's Debt to Oral Tradition - presented in collaboration with Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green Show Director, Pat O'Scannell. Oregon Shakespeare Festival Noon, Carpenter Hall. Sponsored by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. August 12, 2006
  • Digital Smorgasboard: Southern Oregon Digital Archives Overview - Oregon Library Association Annual Meeting. Salem, Oregon April 6, 2006.
  • For A Potful of Butter, I'll Tell You Another - program of stories told in six Jackson County Libraries, August, 2005

Scholarly Activity:

  • Ormes, Dorothy. “Unearthing New Deal Gems.” DttP: A Quarterly Journal of Government Information Practice & Perspective, Summer 2010; 38 (2): 16-19. Print.


  • MA, Storytelling, East Tennessee State University, 2011.
  • M.L.S., Emporia University, 2002.
  • Certificate in the Alexander Technique, Pacific Institute of the Alexander Technique, Chico, CA 1992.
  • Certificate in Storytelling, Dominican University, San Rafael, 1991.
  • B.F.A., (Theatre), California Institute of the Arts, Newhall, 1973.